DEBUT ALBUM ‘MINDFULLNESS’
Out September 23rd via CLUB AC30
“A heady balm of smeared guitar textures and sharp pop sensibilities.”
“It’s hard not to crush on the extensive, encircling sound of Melbourne’s Flyying Colours”
NO FEAR OF POP
“Chances are that this tune from Flyying Colours is going to make a fan out of you…these guys are belting out a noise that instantly pricks people’s ears up.”
SOUNDS BETTER WITH REVERB
After dropping the lead single from their forthcoming debut album earlier this month, Australian shoe-gazers Flyying Colours have just announced that they’ll be back in the UK and Europe in October for their “Mindfullness” Album Launch Tour.
They’ll be taking in a swathe of the UK countryside as well stops in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium and wrapping it all up at London Calling Festival in Amsterdam at the end of October.
The band said they “can’t wait to get back out on tour! New tunes, new venues, new crowds, new beers…total treat!”
The first taster of the album “It’s Tomorrow Now” has been heralded on indie radio across the globe with the video premiering on Clash last week. Watch It Here.
Flyying Colours’ debut album “Mindfullness” will be released by Club AC30 on September 23rd
Tickets go on sale Weds 27th July, Available from the venues’ websites.
FULL LIST OF UK AND EU TOUR DATES:
Sat 1 Oct – Cardiff – Clwb lfor Bach
Sun 2 Oct – York – The Fulford Arms
Mon 3 Oct – Newcastle – The Cluny
Tue 4 Oct – Leicester – The Cookie Jar
Wed 5 Oct – London – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Thur 6 Oct – Brighton – The Hope and Ruin
Tue 11 Oct – Paris – Supersonic
Thur 13 Oct – Bilbao – Satelite T
Fri 14 Oct – Barcelona – Lennon’s Club
Sat 15 Oct – Madrid – Wurlitzer Ballroom
Sun 16 Oct – Porto – Hard Club 2
Wed 19 Oct – Milan – Ohibo
Thur 20 Oct – La Chaux de Fonds – L’entourloop
Tue 25 Oct – Prague – Cafe v Lese
Wed 26 Oct – Vienna – Club Chelsea
Fri 28 Oct – Gent – Trefpunt
Sat 29 Oct – Amsterdam – London Calling
More dates to be announced.
After two critically acclaimed EPs, Flyying Colours are set to release their debut album ‘Mindfullness’ in September on Club AC30. Residing in a dream-world that sits somewhere between psych, indie, grunge and shoegaze, the Australian band’s beautifully dynamic new offering showcases their talent for uniting a delicate vocal melody with a satisfying thick wall of abrasive drums and guitars.
Leading track and first single It’s Tomorrow Now further stirs the melting pot. Opening with a chaotic looped squeal, the knockout punch of the frenzied opening riff and steady, driving drums sets the bar high for the nine tracks that are to follow.
Long Holiday echoes the sun-tinged indie of the ‘90s, layered with ethereal harmonies and languid, hazy guitars, whilst the phenomenal 1987 is punchy and playful; reminiscent of the intelligent garage-indie of Broken Social Scene. Fuzzy psychedelic track Mellow is reverb-drenched, punctuated by distant vocals and dense sonic guitars. The post-rock drone of Roygbiv follows, and Sun Hail and Rain’s continuous percussive drive and grooving bassline allows the perfectly aligned male/female vocals to shimmer. Title track Mindfullness employs a post-punk sway, buzzing with distorted guitars and power chords.
Formed in 2011 in Brunswick by school friends Brodie and Gemma, they played every show they could week in, week out in Melbourne’s bustling inner north to finesse their sound. Debut single Wavygravy (2013) perfectly set the scene by truly capturing the unhinged essence of a Flyying Colours show. But the recent addition of the impressive abilities of Andy on drums and Mel on bass have taken that unhingedness to undreamt-of-levels, making the beautiful trip of their live show, something to truly marvel.
The Melbourne quartet have since spent the last year touring with label mates pinkshinyultrablast as well as Johnny Marr, Brian Jonestown Massacre and A Place To Bury Strangers, whilst singles Not Today andRunning Late taken from their second EP, ‘ROYGBIV’ garnered heavy rotation on enormous radio stations worldwide, including KEXP, BBC6, JJJ, RRR and FBi. They hit #47 on the CMJ Radio top 200 in the states, sat in the UK’s Amazing Radio charts for weeks, and were championed by Clash, 405, Stereogum, Wonderland and NME. With the September release of ‘Mindfullness’, 2016 seems set to be just as busy.